After carefully researching existing lasik procedures and the available providers, i made an appointment for the initial evaluation.
I had worn glasses since the age of 10, but was quite capable of getting around without them--my eyes were not that bad! during the exam, i was repeatedly asked if i had a problem with dry eyes to which i replied no.
-understand, if one knows nothing but what is present, how could i know that my tear production was abnormal? i had never been able to wear contacts and, in hindsight, this was probably due to low tear production, but, other than this, i had no indication of this condition.
It was not at a point that it was uncomfortable or debilitating.
- i was approved for the procedure without reservation.
During the procedure, the epithelium of my eye came off -both eyes-.
A contact was put on to hold the tissue in place during the healing.
I was more or less "blind" for the next 5 days.
When removed, the epithelium was again loosened and the contact had to be replaced.
The healing process was long and extremely uncomfortable.
For the next month, i wore sunglasses almost constantly and my eyes are still sensitive to bright light.
I have had 3 corneal erosions since then.
I must put a thick gel in my eyes at night to keep them from drying out, resulting in another corneal erosion.
I have tried drops, medicine -restasis-, supplements--all offer minimal relief.
I have placed a humidifier in my house to try and further relieve the discomfort.
While i do have 20/20 vision, i would gladly go back to wearing glasses in order to relieve this condition!.